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Rohingya refugees walk back after collecting relief aid during a rain storm at Balukhali refugee camp in Ukhia on July 21, 2018. Myanmar's military engaged in "extensive and systematic" preparations for a bloody crackdown on Rohingya Muslims, a rights group said July 19, in a damning new report that it says justifies a genocide investigation. / AFP PHOTO / MUNIR UZ ZAMAN

UN Security Council urges Myanmar to ease Rohingyas’ safe return

The United Nations Security Council on Monday urged Myanmar to step up efforts for Rohingya refugees to return to the country safely and voluntarily.

Rohingya refugees land in Myanmar as escape boat breaks up

Scores of Rohingya refugees leaving Bangladeshi camps by boat have accidentally returned to the crisis-hit area of Myanmar they originally fled from, after their vessel broke up on the sea route south.

Myanmar army, government hold rare meeting over Rohingya crisis

Myanmar's army and civilian leadership held a rare "national security" meeting on Friday and discussed an internal investigation into the Rohingya crisis in Rakhine state, the president's office said.

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Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq: Kwara by-election result foretells brighter days ahead

Governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara State, Alhaji Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, has said that victory of the party’s candidate for House of Representatives for Isin/Oke Ero/Ekiti/Irepodun federal constituency, Alhaji Tunji Olawuyi, foretells brighter days ahead in the state.

Buruji Kashamu replaces Adeleke Shittu as Ogun PDP governorship candidate

The Senator representing Ogun East Senatorial District at the National Assembly, Buruji Kashamu, has replaced Adeleke Shittu as the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ahead of next year’s elections in the state.
The National Union of Textile Garment and Tailoring Workers of Nigeria held a peaceful protest in Lagos on Tuesday to mark the 40th anniversary of the organisation.

NLC: Vote out governors against new national minimum

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has urged electorate in the country to vote out en masse any governor that does not approve of the new agitated national minimum wage of N30, 000 monthly.

NFF thanks Aiteo after Super Eagles’ AFCON qualification

The Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) has lauded Aiteo Group, for the role the energy company played in redefining football in Nigeria and creating the enabling factors which have led to the qualification of the Super Eagles for the 2019 African Cup of Nations after two previous failed attempts.

NAQS: Sniper in beans, a weapon of mass destruction

The Nigeria Agricultural Quarantine Service, NAQS, has warned dealers in beans to desist from using “Sniper” to store the produce as the chemical is too toxic for human consumption.